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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Swan Hills.

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Around Swan Hills ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Whitecourt. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the south of Swan Hills. Whitecourt has a population of 9,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Slave Lake. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Swan Hills and has a population of 6,800 people.

For comparison, Swan Hills has a population of 1,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Swan Hills and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Population
DirectionDistance
Blue Ridge   [Map]   ---   S   41 miles [66 km]
Canyon Creek   [Map]   ---   N   46 miles [74 km]
Chisholm   [Map]   ---   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Drift Pile River 150   [Map]   720   N   45 miles [72.4 km]
Faust   [Map]   ---   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Flatbush   [Map]   ---   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Kinuso   [Map]   219   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Peavine   [Map]   ---   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Swan River 150E   [Map]   305   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Widewater   [Map]   ---   N   46 miles [74 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Fort Assiniboine   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lone Pine   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Swan Hills ...

Looking for more information about Swan Hills? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Swan Hills, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Swan Hills.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Swan Hills.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Swan Hills. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Airports Near Swan Hills ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Swan Hills.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Swan Hills Airport   [Map]   CEM5   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   NNE   46 miles [74 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   S   54 miles [86.9 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   SE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Fox Creek Airport   [Map]   CED4   WSW   59 miles [95 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Swan Hills.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Swan Hills. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Edmonton Internationl Airport (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]   CYEG   SE   122 miles [196.3 km]
Calgary Intl. (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]   CYYC   SSE   255 miles [410.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Swan Hills Airport   [Map]   CEM5   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Whitecourt Airport(YZU/CYZU)   [Map]   CYZU   SSW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Slave Lake Airport(YZH/CYZH)   [Map]   CYZH   NNE   46 miles [74 km]
Mayerthorpe Airport   [Map]   CEV5   S   54 miles [86.9 km]
Barrhead Airport   [Map]   CEP3   SE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Fox Creek Airport   [Map]   CED4   WSW   59 miles [95 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Calgary Intl.   (YYC/CYYC)   [Map]
        Website for Calgary International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Whitecourt Airport   (YZU/CYZU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Slave Lake Airport   (YZH/CYZH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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The official website for Swan Hills: www.townofswanhills.com/

The official website for Province of Alberta: www.alberta.ca/







Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Swan Hills were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Swan Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Swan Hills) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Swan Hills. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Swan Hills

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swan Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.7210, Longitude: -115.4028     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Swan Hills), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Swan Hills.



 
 
 

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